India tour of England: Virat Kohli & Co to face Will Rhodes-led County Select XI in practice match

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India tour of England: Virat Kohli & Co to face Will Rhodes-led County Select XI in practice match- Virat Kohli’s team India will play against Will Rhodes’s County Select XI in a three-day practice match starting July 20 (Tuesday). The players have been asked to regroup in Durham immediately after COVID-19 positive cases were reported from the team. Rishabh Pant and throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani have tested positive for COVID-19 while Wriddhiman Saha and 2 other support staff have been sent into isolation. The players are likely to return on the field for the practice match after testing negative for COVID-19.

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India tour of England: Virat Kohli & Co to face Will Rhodes-led County Select XI in practice match

Young Lions head coach Richard Dawson will oversee a County Select XI to play India at the Emirates Riverside in a three-day match.

The match will be played behind closed doors and will form part of India’s warm-up schedule ahead of the LV= Insurance Test Series.

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad which also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016.

The squad was selected after consulting with the first-class counties on player availability and to provide some of the high-potential talent from across the county game with the opportunity to test themselves against the ICC World Test Championship finalists.

The county players will bridge into a team environment and undergo Covid testing before being cleared to play in the match.

The ECB would like to place on record its thanks to the first-class counties for their continued support to make players available for this fixtures and to Durham County Cricket Club for providing facilities for this match to be staged.

The match will be available to watch live via Durham County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel with ball-by-ball commentary also available on BBC radio.

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County Select XI squad: Will Rhodes (Warwickshire – captain), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Tom Aspinwell (Lancashire), Ethan Bamber (Middlesex), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Jack Carson (Sussex), Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire), Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Jake Libby (Worcestershire), Craig Miles (Warwickshire), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), James Rew (Somerset), Rob Yates (Warwickshire).

India tour of England: Virat Kohli & Co to face Will Rhodes-led County Select XI in practice match

India tour of England: schedule and squad

India’s tour of England, 2021-22
Sr. Date Match Venue
1 4th – 8th August 1st Test vs England Nottingham
2 12th – 16th August 2nd Test vs England London (Lord’s)
3 25th – 29th August 3rd Test vs England Leeds
4 2nd – 6th September 4th Test vs England London (Oval)
5 10th – 14th September 5th Test vs England Manchester

 

India’s squad: Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper).

Standby players: Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Arzan Nagwaswalla

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